Texas Tech University's online Gerontology Certificate is made possible through a consortium of universities called the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). Several universities have come together to offer online post-baccalaureate programs to students whose families or careers have prevented them from completing a degree on campus. The consortium agreement allows students to take courses offered by multiple institutions for a standard tuition in order to complete a program.
Although there is no application deadline, potential students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least three months prior to projected initial enrollment. Applications for this program are evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Courses are offered online through multiple institutions. Students will work with their graduate advisor to determine a personalized program of study. The following is a general outline of required coursework.
The 21 credit graduate certificate program consists of five required 3-credit courses. The remaining six credits can be taken from other core courses or from gerontology electives. Up to three credits of practicum experience may be included in the certificate program. Each course is offered at least every other year, depending upon demand. View the course rotation schedule.
Contact the program coordinator by phone.